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Getting bloated after each meal

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Created October 15, 2012 at 4:53 AM

I follow a pretty clean, Primal diet. Lately i've been getting bloated after every meal. It's uncomfortable to say the least. Does anybody know what could be going on? How to treat it and prevent it?

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Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

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on October 17, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Jarrow brands for supplement, and added fermented foods, by which I mean pickles. A lot of people do well with yogurt or kefir, but if you're avoiding dairy sauerkraut or other fermented veggies have a reputation for helping the system replenish and recover its flora.

E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

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on October 15, 2012
at 11:39 PM

If you decide to eliminate FODMAPS and nightshades for a bit, a good reference for figuring out other veggies you can eat is the paleo foods shopping guide from Practical Paleo, posted on the Balanced Bites website. See the notes at the bottom left of the page for which foods listed are FODMAPS, nightshades, goitrogens, etc. http://www.balancedbites.com/PDFs/BOOK_EXTRAS/PracticalPaleo_GuidetoPaleoFoods.pdf

5bac45c78a2be60bc17fc2084a0f5d43

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on October 15, 2012
at 10:47 PM

Onions, garlic and cauliflower are high fodmap, cabbage and broccoli are risky. Eggplant is a nightshade. These vegetables unfortunately cause digestion issues for me.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 15, 2012
at 10:03 PM

& if 1 tsp of bicarb fails to make you burp & you would like to experience what it is like to burp for the first time, then try another teaspoon of bicarb. probably best not to go more than that for now. tho some people do take more for various reasons (proven or unproven) http://suppversity.blogspot.com.au/search/label/baking%20soda

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:54 PM

& if 1 tsp of bicarb fails to make you burp & you would like to experience what it is like to burp for the first time, then try another teaspoon of bicarb. probably best not to go more than that, tho some people do take more for various reasons (proven or unproven). http://suppversity.blogspot.com.au/search/label/baking%20soda

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:43 PM

interesting. this could be a first for you then. if this test is indeed a true way to test for stomach acid (as some people claim), then not burping is not a failed test, but evidence that you have very low stomach acid.

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:21 PM

I think this test wouldn't work on me, I've never been able to burp, in fact, I've never burped in my life. All goes out the lower exhaust

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:18 PM

But what else to eat as colorful vegetables?

E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

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on October 15, 2012
at 08:09 PM

The majority of the veggies you listed are either FODMAPS (onions, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower) or nightshades (tomatoes) or both (eggplant, peppers). Perhaps it would be useful eliminating both for a couple weeks, then reintroducing separately to gauge your body's reaction to those particular foods.

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on October 15, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Happy Now, not really, I've been eating like this for a while now

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on October 15, 2012
at 08:02 PM

I usually eat: Onions, garlic, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower

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on October 15, 2012
at 08:00 PM

In which form did you take the pro-biotics

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on October 15, 2012
at 07:58 PM

I've been eating Primal for 16 months now.

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on October 15, 2012
at 07:57 PM

I'm not very familiar with the term nightshades, but here's what I usually eat:-Onions, garlic, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower....

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on October 15, 2012
at 07:55 PM

Breakfast: (if any) 2-3 eggs with tomatoes and bacon Lunch: Stir fried pork, beef or chicken, with onions, garlic, red/green peppers, eggplant, zucchini..... Dinner: Steak and salad with balsamic vinaigrette

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on October 15, 2012
at 03:31 PM

lots of veggies are high in FODMAPs and can be very gassy. Onions are the worst for me.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on October 15, 2012
at 03:30 PM

tell us everything you eat and drink in a typical day.

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

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on October 15, 2012
at 03:08 PM

Lemme just say, it's an unpleasant process. Digestive system, how you gonna play me like that? I found that even though I'm eating pretty much the same amount and kind of protein, my stomach started to treat it differently, and showed me its displeasure. Had to add magnesium and probiotics to avoid looking like I'm due at the delivery room in a month.

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on October 15, 2012
at 10:25 AM

Or rather, eating SAD causes gut disbiosys as you gut flora would adapt from the traditional species to ones more suited for digesting SAD foods. When you switch to paleo, you have an adjustment period where you return your gut flora to a more ancestral one.

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on October 15, 2012
at 08:01 AM

Did you recently add a lot more vegetables to your diet?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 15, 2012
at 07:52 AM

If low stomach acid is the case, you probably would have notice some bloating & later on, undigested food in your stool (assuming you look at that sort of thing).

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on October 15, 2012
at 07:39 AM

I eat a great variety of vegetables, raw and cooked, I stay away from fruits, except for berries.

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543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 15, 2012
at 06:43 AM

could be low stomach acid.

if it is, there could be various causes & fixes.
ie. do not "water down" your meals; abstain from liquids around meal times & allow your stomach to do its work (digest food).

There's a simple test you can do to test for low stomach acid (which may or may not work);
- Do this test on an empty stomach (ie. first thing in the morning).
- Dissolve a level teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (aka: sodium bicarbonate, baking soda) into a glass of water and drink.
- If you have not started to belch after 10 minutes, you probably have low stomach acid.

Bicarbonate is rapidly converted into gas (carbon dioxide) by the action of stomach acid.
If you start burping almost straight away, then you may have too much stomach acid.

google away for refs & more info.....

If low stomach acid is the case, you would notice some bloating & later on, possibly undigested food in your stool (assuming you look at that sort of thing)

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on October 15, 2012
at 10:03 PM

& if 1 tsp of bicarb fails to make you burp & you would like to experience what it is like to burp for the first time, then try another teaspoon of bicarb. probably best not to go more than that for now. tho some people do take more for various reasons (proven or unproven) http://suppversity.blogspot.com.au/search/label/baking%20soda

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on October 15, 2012
at 09:43 PM

interesting. this could be a first for you then. if this test is indeed a true way to test for stomach acid (as some people claim), then not burping is not a failed test, but evidence that you have very low stomach acid.

Medium avatar

(3213)

on October 15, 2012
at 09:21 PM

I think this test wouldn't work on me, I've never been able to burp, in fact, I've never burped in my life. All goes out the lower exhaust

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on October 15, 2012
at 07:52 AM

If low stomach acid is the case, you probably would have notice some bloating & later on, undigested food in your stool (assuming you look at that sort of thing).

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on October 15, 2012
at 09:54 PM

& if 1 tsp of bicarb fails to make you burp & you would like to experience what it is like to burp for the first time, then try another teaspoon of bicarb. probably best not to go more than that, tho some people do take more for various reasons (proven or unproven). http://suppversity.blogspot.com.au/search/label/baking%20soda

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 18, 2012
at 06:51 PM

There's a theory about poor food combinations like meat and carbs together equal bad digestion. I recommend researching this online for more information.

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E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

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on October 15, 2012
at 11:06 AM

Does the large amount of veggies that you are eating include nightshades also? I noticed that cooked tomatoes give me terrible gas soon after, and joint pain the next day.

E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

(398)

on October 15, 2012
at 08:09 PM

The majority of the veggies you listed are either FODMAPS (onions, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower) or nightshades (tomatoes) or both (eggplant, peppers). Perhaps it would be useful eliminating both for a couple weeks, then reintroducing separately to gauge your body's reaction to those particular foods.

E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

(398)

on October 15, 2012
at 11:39 PM

If you decide to eliminate FODMAPS and nightshades for a bit, a good reference for figuring out other veggies you can eat is the paleo foods shopping guide from Practical Paleo, posted on the Balanced Bites website. See the notes at the bottom left of the page for which foods listed are FODMAPS, nightshades, goitrogens, etc. http://www.balancedbites.com/PDFs/BOOK_EXTRAS/PracticalPaleo_GuidetoPaleoFoods.pdf

Medium avatar

(3213)

on October 15, 2012
at 07:57 PM

I'm not very familiar with the term nightshades, but here's what I usually eat:-Onions, garlic, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower....

Medium avatar

(3213)

on October 15, 2012
at 09:18 PM

But what else to eat as colorful vegetables?

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5bac45c78a2be60bc17fc2084a0f5d43

(259)

on October 15, 2012
at 06:44 AM

It can be useful to see what is on your menu. Are there any FODMAPS? I was amazed to find out that apples are the highest fructose and thus can cause problems.

Medium avatar

(3213)

on October 15, 2012
at 08:02 PM

I usually eat: Onions, garlic, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on October 15, 2012
at 03:31 PM

lots of veggies are high in FODMAPs and can be very gassy. Onions are the worst for me.

Medium avatar

(3213)

on October 15, 2012
at 07:39 AM

I eat a great variety of vegetables, raw and cooked, I stay away from fruits, except for berries.

5bac45c78a2be60bc17fc2084a0f5d43

(259)

on October 15, 2012
at 10:47 PM

Onions, garlic and cauliflower are high fodmap, cabbage and broccoli are risky. Eggplant is a nightshade. These vegetables unfortunately cause digestion issues for me.

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Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

on October 15, 2012
at 09:51 AM

I had the same problem, which seemed aggravated by eating paleo. An aggressive probiotic intake seemed to clear it up.

Medium avatar

(3213)

on October 15, 2012
at 07:58 PM

I've been eating Primal for 16 months now.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on October 15, 2012
at 10:25 AM

Or rather, eating SAD causes gut disbiosys as you gut flora would adapt from the traditional species to ones more suited for digesting SAD foods. When you switch to paleo, you have an adjustment period where you return your gut flora to a more ancestral one.

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

(50)

on October 17, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Jarrow brands for supplement, and added fermented foods, by which I mean pickles. A lot of people do well with yogurt or kefir, but if you're avoiding dairy sauerkraut or other fermented veggies have a reputation for helping the system replenish and recover its flora.

Medium avatar

(3213)

on October 15, 2012
at 08:00 PM

In which form did you take the pro-biotics

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

(50)

on October 15, 2012
at 03:08 PM

Lemme just say, it's an unpleasant process. Digestive system, how you gonna play me like that? I found that even though I'm eating pretty much the same amount and kind of protein, my stomach started to treat it differently, and showed me its displeasure. Had to add magnesium and probiotics to avoid looking like I'm due at the delivery room in a month.

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on October 15, 2012
at 06:27 AM

Have you tried digestive enzymes? They help break down fats, proteins, and complex carbs. I feel that my meals get digested faster after taking them before a very fat and protein heavy meal.

Bloating may be due to intolerances of certain foods. Research elimination diets. Try recording what you eat and quantify your bloating after each meal. Check out quantifiedself.com to see the benefits in thorough logging to identify a possible cause.

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